Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just to be clear, this is the second iconic LeBron dunk we've seen flooding the web since this year's dunk contest two weeks ago. Hate the star Heat if you wish, but do the basketball world a favor and admire his craft.


Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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This is a guest post submitted by Ally Silva. Ally played all kinds of sports growing up and adamantly follows everything sports now, particularly Chicago sports. She works with Phoenix Bats, a company that creates world-class wooden bats for amateur and professional ball players around the world. Ally loves writing on different sports topics and is very grateful to be able to contribute here.

Major League Baseball saw a new crop of rookies make a sparkling debut during the 2012 season. Led by former MLB prospects Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, these promising youngsters showed that baseball still shines as a sport that gives fans ongoing thrills with new faces replacing older veterans whose time has passed.  There are quite a few young prospects that promise to deliver in the 2013 season as well. Here are five MLB prospects to watch this spring and summer.

1. Travis d’Arnaud: New York Mets

The New York Mets took a big chance this offseason, trading reigning Cy Young Award-winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud. The risk could pay off in a big way for the Mets.  D’Arnaud hit .333 with 16 HR and 52 RBI before a knee injury cut short his season in Triple-A last year. D’Arnaud has also been praised for his abilities behind the plate and a strong throwing arm as well. The Mets may well have landed a player who could be a leader for years to come.

2. Jarred Cosart: Houston Astros  

At just 22 years of age, Houston Astros pitching prospect Jarred Cosart had a breakthrough season in 2012, posting a 3.30 ERA in 20 starts at the Double-A and Triple-A level. Cosart features a solid four- pitch repertoire with developing plate command. Cosart is in a battle for the final spot in the Astros’ starting rotation this spring. He got off to a solid start, delivering two scoreless innings in his spring debut against the Philadelphia Phillies. A few more efforts like that could have Cosart heading north with the Astros in April.

3. Zack Wheeler: New York Mets  

The New York Mets have a great stable of young pitchers in their organization. Zack Wheeler heads that list. Wheeler posted a 3.26 ERA in 25 starts at the Double-A and Triple-A level last year. Much like Jarred Cosart, Wheeler also impressed in his first spring outing, pitching two scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals in Grapefruit League play.  Wheeler could join fellow prospect Matt Harvey in the Mets’ rotation if he continues to impress this spring.

4. Mike Zunino: Seattle Mariners  

The Seattle Mariners selected University of Florida catcher Mike Zunino with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft. Zunino hit the ground running in his professional debut, hitting .360 with 13 HR and 43 RBI in just 44 games last season. The Mariners traded away catcher John Jaso and failed to bring back Miguel Olivo, giving Zunino a unique opportunity to vie for a roster spot during spring training. If Zunino continues to shine offensively, he’ll do more than just take up a roster spot.

5. Jedd Gyorko: San Diego Padres  

When Jedd Gyorko was drafted by the San Diego Padres, they envisioned a player who could be their third baseman of the future. However, with incumbent Chase Headley having a breakout year in 2012, Gyorko is trying to find his way as their future second baseman.  Gyorko hit .324 with 24 HR and 83 RBI in 92 games at the Triple-A level last season, so the Padres would love to add his bat into a lineup in need of power. An impressive spring training could see Gyorko make a successful transition at the major league level. 

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In today's era of Internet marketing, expanding and advertising one's small business is perhaps more crucial than ever before. The influx of new strategies and refreshing technological possibilities that arrived following the metaphorical shredding of printed yellow pages has given once-intimidated businesses a boost of energy and a spark of optimism. For younger, possibly more limited businesses looking to match up against the big names, RevLocal is the golden ticket.

With an elite ability for helping small businesses establish new tactics for getting themselves in front of potential customers, a service they've provided for 18 prosperous years, RevLocal continues to revolutionize local listings and develop strong marketing relationships with countless satisfied establishments. RevLocal features a large team of Marketing Agents who encompass a wide range of specialties, together looking to constantly adapt strategies to benefit from the changes that happen on a daily basis.

RevLocal's methods of local search marketing start with direct claiming and optimizing business profiles on Google Plus Local, Bing Local, Yelp, and countless other directories. Their services also include a local approach to PPC campaigns, featuring full data analytics, landing pages and conversion rate optimization, essential components of a successful web presence. Although, let's be real, there are many business owner unwilling to admit the value of marketing. Even for bloggers, RevLocal specifically offers full WordPress website development with local SEO and mobile goals in mind. Dare we forget, they also syndicate the listing data to reach hundreds of directories with updated and consistent listing data with constant push and immediate updates to changes in your data, essentially unleashing your business on the Internet world like a shaken bottle of cola.

As a business owner, keeping up with these necessary growth strategies can be time consuming and simply unrealistic. Thankfully, RevLocal takes care of all your marketing wants and desires while you make your dreams a reality. 

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Dallas Cowboys have made one major acquisition this offseason, one that should help them cope with years of empty promises and pure mediocrity...

According to USA Today, owner Jerry Jones and his high-spending posse spent between $1.5 and $2.5 million on a brand new luxury Prevost Marathon Coach, which will be used to drive owner Jerry Jones and his staff around Indianapolis at this week's NFL scouting combine. And what did Jones, a man with his own personal glasses wiper, name his 45-foot long, 102-inch wide luxury bus? The "Elegant Lady" of course.



But is the interior made from bald eagle...?


Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Wireless Internet has taken the world by storm. However, there are many of us who aren't bathing in riches. Some of us spend our hard-earned dollars on nosebleed football tickets or burnt steak at Outback, leaving us little room for additional spending sprees. For those of you looking to save that extra cash, it's time to check out copper.net for the planet's most reliable dial-up Internet since 1997.

We've all tried MSN, PeoplePC and even NetZero. With those services, getting booted off the Internet was no longer a frustration, but rather an expectation...Not copper.net.

This all-American owned and operated company has been specializing in dial-up & DSL Internet service in the United States and Canada since 1997, with roots back to 1994, at the most affordable prices we've seen since 99 cent stores were first flooding the rumor mill. Internet service start at $9.95/mo. for unlimited dial-up Internet access, statistically equivalent to buying a small cup of coffee every week; a routine we can certainly all relate to.

No longer are you required to empty your wallets for wireless. Dial-up is back with a vengeance; ready to reclaim the eager web surfers currently occupying computers worldwide. They naturally offer FREE customer service, e-mail, virus protection, pop-up blocker and spamblocker, while not requiring proprietary software and not tracking your online habits or selling your e-mail or personal information.

The best privacy protection in the business, compatibility with all major Internet browsers and email programs and elite spam and virus protection; what's not to love? Besides being able to quickly and cheaply log on just to read another LeBron vs. Jordan debate of course.

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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If his hairstyle is any indication, high-flying Knicks guard Iman Shumpert may be looking for a more serious role, at least to a point where his agent had to deny such reports. However, this wasn't the first rumor gone wild. The question remains, why have fans lost their love for the young Knickerbocker?

All we can do is compare...




Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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If Michael Jordan could actually evaluate talent, he might want to pick up this little guy for the Bobcats - at the very least he's definitely got better ups than Brendan Haywood.



Clearly a ferocious competitor, this otter would easily be the best and most entertaining mascot in the NBA. Why does a charge disrupt the varying mystic?

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Jake Silver

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Sculpting the perfect tailgate is no easy task. Though for every diehard sports fan, it's a warm and fuzzy tradition that requires care, dedication and the right tools. For the folks here at JZ Sports, the only way to truly protect scalding bowls of chili and steaming heaters during the bitter cold or rainy months is with the always reliable tarps and covers found at MyTarp.com.

They offer rock-solid tarps, tarpaulins, outdoor screens and covers at astonishingly low prices. Like an apple doused in peanut butter, they even offer cheerful and engaging customer service on top of their life-changing products. As if that wasn't juicy enough, MyTarp.com will also personally customize canvas tarps, vinyl tarps, mesh tarps and poly tarps for their amazed customers. 

Weather and environmental conditions that once muddied festive gatherings can now be met with the sturdy coverings found at MyTarp.com. Rain, snow, airborne pigskins and even flying pigs are no match for these reliable products... 

But wait?! Not a sports fan? Don't fret. MyTarp.com also offers a world-class stretched canvas, perfect for artists and students. Their stretched canvases are even pre-primed with acid-free acrylic gesso for use with oil or acrylic paints, considered a delicacy in the art world.

Tickle your athletic and creative sides as you explore all that MyTarp.com has to offer.

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A new infographic from Ron Schwartz and silveroakcasino.com detailing the imminent changes set to take place in the way we watch hockey on television/devices.

 The Future of Hockey Broadcasting


Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Monday, February 18, 2013


HubShout is the leading SEO reseller in the United States; offering an industry-leading white label SEM portal for resellers to offer SEO, PPC, social media and email marketing.

Even better, all HubShout services are delivered by US-based resources - each reseller is assigned a dedicated US-based Account Manager to help them grow their business. HubShout was founded in 2008 and the founders have extensive Fortune 100 experience with companies like General Electric, AT&T, Verizon, Ford, Nissan, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola and ChevronTexaco.

HubShout also offers great free SEO tools and an awesome website grader for bloggers and small business owners who are trying to do SEO themselves. Owners can really improve their website position with SEO and local optimization. You can boost your traffic to unprecedented levels with the social media packages offered by Hubshout, so now is as good a time as any to take advantage of the opportunities they offer.

Hubshout's reporting will give you up-to-date, accurate information; so you're never outsourcing your control, just your SEO work. Hubshout also offers great services to small businesses; they will transform your website into a hub of information for whatever your business category may be, using their proprietary technology and search engine optimization. Their SEO services spread your message across the Internet, improving your website's rankings with search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and more!

Why wouldn't you use Hubshout to improve your business or SEO reselling? Their services are top of the line, their technology is easy to work with, and their referrals are second to none. Start optimizing your web presence today!

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Jake Silver

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Pedro said it...and he meant it. And here's a video to detail his untouchable aura...


Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, February 17, 2013



Do you own, or happen to be in the market to establish or purchase a hotel, motel, resort, or restaurant? If you are, you'll be looking for hospitality supplies or equipment; so you will definitely want to check out PeachSuite. PeachSuite's Hotel Supply offers a variety of products in different categories including furniture, kitchen equipment, bar supplies and everything in between!


Need to build a fully equipped bar? Look no further than PeachSuite's hotel bar supply offerings. You can equip yourself with everything you need. Barstools, bar backs, beer dispensers, keg racks, frozen drink machines; anything you could possibly need to operate a bar can be acquired for an affordable price from PeachSuite. 
JZSports is always in pursuit of the perfect tailgate; and we have found PeachSuite to be the perfect one-stop shop to get everything we need for our tailgate bus! We found ourselves with top-end tailgate party equipment, and it came at a price we could easily afford. Thanks to PeachSuite, JZSports will finally have the perfect tailgate when we kick off NFL 2013. We'd invite you, but we'd prefer to keep this stuff for ourselves.

We highly recommend that you check Peach Suite if you're planning on making some big purchases for your retail business as they have quality products at reasonable prices they are are a great place to get your hotel supplies online. The website loads fast and they have made it easy to find what you are looking for because of the organized categories. 

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 by Jake Silver

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Anna Burns Welker just Anna burned Ray Lewis with her provocative comments regarding the iconic linebacker. Ouch.




















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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Less is more in regard to sports photography.



















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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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If one values one's face, jaw, or brain cells, one should never step into the ring with Uriah Hall. Adam Cella was immersed in darkness for four minutes following this unusually brutal reverse kick to the jaw.

Though he claims to be unimpressed, the fact that Cella even got up four minutes later is nothing short of a miracle.

Sorry Adam, but when you say "I got to the hospital and I felt fine actually", you don't sound tough, you just sound like a moron.

Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 by Jake Silver

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

This 148-year-old baseball card found at a Maine yard sale has been auctioned for $92,000, a paltry amount if buffet makes you think of Warren over food. The sepia-ingratiated card holds the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club firmly spotlighted.  


















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Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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A dubstep remake of The Shooter...with paint.


Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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